Dallas Baptist University Issues All Clear After Threat to Campus

DBU Issues All Clear

Earlier today, Dallas Baptist University Police received a phone call regarding a coordinated bomb and armed threat on the DBU campus. DBU’s Chief of Police, John Shaw, was immediately notified of the threat and initiated DBU’s Emergency Response Team. After consulting with the Dallas Police Department, the FBI, and DBU Police, DBU President Dr. Adam C. Wright made the decision out of an abundance of caution to evacuate and lock down the campus. 

The entire campus was safely evacuated and students, faculty, and staff who were unable to evacuate campus were locked down in a secure location on campus. Classes and all University activities were cancelled for Tuesday, October 15th

In partnership with the Dallas Police Department, DBU’s Emergency Response Team swept the campus building by building and room by room to ensure the safe return for students. There were no reported injuries as a result of the evacuation. 

Following an extensive search, no bomb was discovered on campus.  In consultation with the DBU Police and Dallas Police Department, an all clear was issued for individuals to return to campus.  Normal activities will resume tomorrow morning, Wednesday, October 16. 

“I am grateful for our DBU Police and Security Departments, Chief John Shaw, the Dallas Police Department, and the FBI for their leadership and cooperation throughout this situation,” Dr. Wright shared. “Our chief concern is the safety and security of our students; therefore, we took every precaution to ensure their safety and well-being. We are grateful for your prayers as this was an emotionally taxing day on the DBU Family.”

About Dallas Baptist University

Dallas Baptist University is a comprehensive Christ-centered university dedicated to producing servant leaders through the integration of faith and learning. With an enrollment of over 4,200 students, DBU's main campus is located in the foothills of southwest Dallas. DBU offers 77 undergraduate programs and 39 graduate degree programs in various fields, online college degree programs, and two doctoral programs. Get more information about Dallas Baptist University (www.dbu.edu) by browsing our website, emailing news@dbu.edu, or by calling (214) 333-5172.

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